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The Bruche

Offen predictable, sometimes surprising, that's my river, that I generally court, which sometimes fills me with joy, sometimes afflicts me, but, always enchants me !

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Une vue du parcours no kill de Schirmeck.

Taking its source at an altittude of 680 meters, on the top of the Climont, in the granitics Vosges, the Bruche runs during 78 km to its confluence with the river Ill, just before Strasbourg. Up to Dinsheim, it is classified in 1st category (salmonidae dominant). Rich in watery insects (baetis, rithrogena, ephemerella ignita, caddis..) it presents a succession of flats and currents, typical of the piedmont plains.

It is well populated with brown trouts, to wich are added white fish (chubs, daces, spirlin, bleaks, gudgeons..). From Heiligenberg, the graylings are well established and it contains some rainbow trouts. The trouts are not enormous there; a fish of 30 cm is a beautiful specimen (my personal record with the fly is 45 cm there), but they are wild, and defend themselves with vivacity and malignancy. The graylings commonly reach 30 cm and some specimens of more than 40 cm were already caught.

There are a lot of associations on the Bruche and it's not always easy to get a fishing licence. But since 1997, the fishing association "haute Bruche" has created a "fly fishing course" in Schirmeck. On this place, where the fishing is no-kill way, from the 1st may to the 31st august you get sometimes the chance to catch brown trouts of more than a kilogram. In 2003, a new fly fishing course has opened in Muhlbach on Bruche ! daily licenses are also avaible in Urmatt, Dinsheim and Molsheim.

Where you can get fishing cards :

- For most of the fishing sectors, on the web: http://en.cartedepeche.fr/

-by fishing store FARIO :........ 34, grand rue,............67120 DORLISHEIM ......... tel: 0033 3 88 48 86 66 , . for the sectors of Muhlbach, Mutzig and Molsheim.

-by fishing store BRUCHE- NATURE: 13, route de Strasbourg ,.. 67130 SCHIRMECK ... tel: 0033 3 88 97 89 45 , .. for the fly-fishing course from Schirmeck.

-by fishing store NATURAMA, Zone de loisirs "Le Tręfle" 67120 DORLISHEIM. tél:  03 88 04 81 81. for the sector of Ergersheim-Dachstein-Wolxheim.

the Bruche: news of the month

April 2018


News: After march whitch was really cold, we hope that april will be better to fish on brown trouts in the Bruche. They should activated more and more . Now we have more chance to catch them with a dry fly.


My last flyfishing session: March 31, 2018, despite the bad weather and a river too strong and tinged, I went to the Bruchefirst in Dinsheim and then in Molsheim. (see picture 1) The weather was gray and rainy. I saw three little mayflies, but no activity. The trout were stalled and I saved the empty-handed with 1 chub and 2 daces, by fishing with nymph the borders over. (see pictures 2 and 3). The nymph was a GMS-1. I only fished for 2 hours because the showers were getting stronger as the afternoon moved on. I returned saying to myself: it woould be time that the river finds a correct level for the fly.


C.B.F. last news:

-The online shop is open !

- The selection for the spring and my selection of essentials flies are available.

The Bruche in  Molshem under the rainthis common dace was caught on a nymph  GMS-1 this chub also was caught with a  GMS-1

There are of course other interesting rivers for flyfishing in Alsace, like the Moder, the Eichel, the Sauer, the Giessen, or the Andlau in the Bas-Rhin, the Fecht, the Doller, the Ill, the Lauch or the Thur in the Haut-Rhin. But the Bruche is certainly one of the most beautiful.

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